National Archeology Museum, Sofia

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At National Archeology Museum, see tombstones, statues of idols, ceramics, and other artifacts that were found along the shores of the Black and Aegean seas. The museum's headquarters is in a former 15th-century mosque. At the main entrance, see the full-size copy of the 23 m (75 ft) high Madara Horseman, a medieval rock relief. The exhibits in the main hall feature finds from the late Bronze Age through the late Middle Ages. You can examine tools, figures made of clay and bone, and ceramic models of residential buildings and ovens in the prehistory hall. Don't miss the Roman and Greek portrait statues and a rich collection of paintings from the Bulgarian Middle Ages. To visit National Archeology Museum on your holiday in Sofia, and find out what else Sofia has to offer, use our Sofia trip builder website .
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  • A collection large enough and really interesting. Careful not to caption in french at least speak English. Entry ticket has 2 lev for the students.
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  • Lots of ancient artifacts from Thracians and Romans. Housed in a former mosque from 1496. Highlights for me were the gold and silver articles located in a separate room at the front right second level...  more »
  • We got pushed out of the rain, but we were happy with. About 5 euros for a nice Museum that narrates with his works of art and artifacts from the history of man. In my opinion deserves a couple of hours of your time.
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  • Some great treasures in here and the museum is well laid out. Only problem was the miserable staff...nobody really smiled at you and the security guards follow you around like you're a thief.
  • Unique place! It was really interesting!
  • I missed more comprehensive descriptions in main hall, e.g summary of the specific era, locations of sites etc. But in overall I was amazed by the exhibited artifacts - neolithic, antics, Middle Ages - deep cut through the not only Bulgarian history.
  • Go to the National Archeology Museum to see 23 K gold, that has been manufactured between 1000 and 400 years B.C.
  • Impressive archaeological finds and obliging personnel.

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